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  • God Is Not Into Conventional Wisdom

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 13, 2018
     | 1,758 views

    If you don't think you are good enough for God to use you (seen from a human perspective) you are quite right and if you think you are good enough to be used by God you are quite right (if your empowerment is by the call of God).

    God is not into CONVENTIONAL WISDOM Story: Just before I was appointed as Head of the Group Patent Department at Reckitts in 1994, I was given a psychological assessment. And yes Geoff even despite that they offered me the job!! Now if Jesus had written to a firm of management consultants ...read more

  • Change Our Walk~walk Our Change Series

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Feb 14, 2015
     | 2,259 views

    Conventional wisdom. It may truly be conventional, but it may not always be wise. In fact, we are not called to live by conventional wisdom. We are called to live by obedience to the Word of God.

    Ephesians: Part 18 ~ 4:17-5:2 Change our walk~Walk our Change 17. So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18. being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ...read more

  • An Upside Down World

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 27, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,253 views

    Conventional wisdom says "Worry." Jesus says: Let not your hearts be troubled

    Saxlingham 28-04-02 John 14:1-14 I would like to focus on the first verse of the Gospel reading this afternoon Jesus said: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me (Jn 14:1) If you are anything like me, you will worry. I worried about making ends meet when ...read more

  • Some Unconventional Wisdom About Anger Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Dec 9, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,480 views

    37th in a series from Ephesians. The "conventional wisdom" is that this passage deals with our individual anger. But Paul seems to have something else in mind here.

    This week I ran into what was billed as a “Conventional Wisdom IQ Test”. The idea is to see how many of the sayings of conventional wisdom that one can complete. The original test had 20 questions, but for time’s sake let’s see how well we can do on just 10 of them: 1. If it’s not broken.... ...read more

  • Happy Are The Poor And Sad Series

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Sep 5, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,986 views

    Jesus’ words just take the conventional wisdom and turn it on its head! "Happy are the poor and sad?" But let’s look closer - Is He right? *HANDOUT INCLUDED*

    Mt 5:1 ¶ And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: 3 ¶ "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be ...read more

  • The Shepherds

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 24, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,441 views

    Conventional wisdom would say that the best way to proclaim the Messiah’s birth would have been at Herod’s Palace and not in the fileds with the Sheperds

    NR 25-12-05 Luke 2:1-20: The Angels appeared to the Shepherds Story: A shepherd was looking after his sheep one day on the side of a deserted road, when suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt. The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Rockport shoes, Oakleys sunglasses, Rolex ...read more

  • Spiritual Mourning Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Dec 26, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,827 views

    As much as being "poor in spirit" is diametrically opposed to the conventional wisdom of today’s culture, so to with the thought that happiness could be connected with mourning. If there is one thing that the world tries to avoid it is mourning. Everyth

    Spiritual Mourning Matthew 5:4 #2 of 8 in series INTRODUCTION Last week we started a series of sermons on the Beatitudes of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. We considered poorness of spirit and the role it plays in salvation. One must first realize that he is in sin before He can come to ...read more

  • Three Things God Cannot Do

    Contributed by John Gaston on Mar 4, 2018
     | 2,301 views

    The conventional wisdom says that since nothing is impossible with God, that there's nothing that He can't do. But that's not true. There are at least 3 things God CANNOT do!

    THREE THINGS GOD CANNOT DO Titus 1:2 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: Surprising Phone Call 1. When Lynda Cypher was working as a telemarketer for MCI Communications, she made a call to a Minnesota home one evening. When a boy around eight answered the phone, she identified myself saying she was ...read more

  • Power Of Simplicity Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
     | 1,635 views

    In our Scripture today, Jesus is confronting the world’s conventional wisdom about wealth and materialism which says, “More is better.” Jesus says that for abundant life, less is more.

    Power of Simplicity Matthew 10:9-11, 42 Shirley Fields writes, “12 years ago my husband and I were still spending most of our time running a business we had created. Financially everything was great. The store we owned and operated was in a wonderful location, and had the extra large office ...read more

  • Power Of Simplicity Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
     | 1,952 views

    Jesus is confronting the world’s conventional wisdom about wealth and materialism which says, “More is better.” Jesus says that for abundant life, less is more. The accumulation of things creates complexity in our lives, and that can make it hard for us t

    Power of Simplicity Matthew 10:9-11, 42 Shirley Fields writes, “12 years ago my husband and I were still spending most of our time running a business we had created. Financially everything was great. The store we owned and operated was in a wonderful location, and had the extra large office ...read more

  • Wisdom: The Eyes Have It Series

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Nov 3, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 910 views

    When the circumstances around you look like you should do something you know God has forbidden, who do you trust, the circumstances or the Savior?

    Wisdom: The Eyes Have It Proverbs 1:1-7 His car dealership is filled with exotic cars: Bentleys, Cadillacs, “Beamers”, and “’Vettes. With a rainbow of colors available, David Jones of Worcestershire, England, is one sharp dealer. Recently, he added the Internet to his sales force and eBay ...read more

  • Upside-Down, Backwards, And Inside-Out

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Jul 26, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,654 views

    Utilizing 2 Samuel 5:1-10; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; and Mark 6:1-13, this sermon highlights how the Gospel often seems Upside-down and backwards--but really it is our perspective which needs adjusting.

    When I was a camp counselor during the summers of my High School and College years, I looked forward to the many theme days that we would have throughout the summer. We’d have international food days—complete with French Toast, Tacos, and Hungarian Goulash (that you’d eat with your fingers), or ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Eccentric Employer

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 196 ratings
     | 10,418 views

    God will supply our need not our greed

    Saxlingham/Field Dalling 22-09-02 Parable of the The Eccentric Employer Mt. 20:1-16 F.W. Beare has rightly called this parable, the Parable of the Eccentric Employer Who in their right mind pays someone who has only worked one hour the same as he pays someone who has ...read more

  • Jesus And The Samaritan Woman

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 19, 2014
     | 3,935 views

    Compare and contrast Jesus' dealings with Nicodemus a Jewish Rabbi and the woman at the well.

    TSL/ WSMM 23-03-14 Jesus and the Samaritan woman -Jn 4:5-42 Story: A man was travelling on a train crossing the desert in Arizona. Surprisingly, he was the only person in the car who had not pulled down the shades on the windows to keep the glare of the hot sun on the parched earth out. ...read more

  • God's Uncoventional Wisdom

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 10, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 929 views

    Why did God use John the Baptist rather than the "good and the great" to announce the birth of his Son

    NR 10-12-06 Luke 3:1-20 John the Baptist Conventional wisdom says that how you present the message is more important than the message itself And Alistair Campbell Tony Blair’s spin doctor incorporated that in the ultimate Why else do we see smartly ...read more